042814 SGS Update_Trop entertainment logo_300Tropicana Entertainment has completed its acquisition of Lumiere Place Casino, HoteLumiere, and the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis from Pinnacle Entertainment for a purchase price of $260 million.

With the acquisition, Lumiere becomes the ninth casino property in Tropicana's portfolio, joining the company's gaming resorts in Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey and Aruba. With its prime downtown location, Lumiere becomes Tropicana's second-largest casino property, after its flagship Tropicana Atlantic City Casino and Resort. The property will remain under the Lumiere brand.

"We are incredibly excited to add this magnificent St. Louis property to Tropicana's portfolio," said Tony Rodio, president and CEO of Tropicana Entertainment in a prepared statement. "We are very much looking forward to becoming part of the St. Louis business community and working with the city and state as we operate Lumiere into the future."

Lumiere will participate in Tropicana's Trop Advantage customer loyalty program. Lumiere customers who have previously earned rewards points at Lumiere will be able to join Tropicana's Trop Advantage rewards program and Tropicana will honor all rewards points previously earned at the property by Lumiere customers.

Tropicana properties, including Lumiere, collectively employ approximately 7,800 employees and have approximately 6,500 rooms, 8,900 slot positions and 273 table games. The company is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.